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These courses are designed to allow SDSU undergraduate students to earn extra units for graduation while at the same time learning about the latest trends and hot topics in a variety of areas. Courses are currently offered in political science, public administration, and sociology. Each course consists of only two class meetings; typically a Friday/Saturday combination. Community members are also welcome to enroll.

Financial Aid
Courses may be eligible for financial aid if the student is using the units within their major to complete their degree. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information.

Courses meet on the SDSU campus. Classroom numbers are listed with each course.

Courses typically meet on a Friday evening and all day on Saturday of the following week. Specific start and end times vary. These courses are offered during the fall and spring terms. Additional courses may be added throughout the semester; check back for updates.

Course Level
These are undergraduate, upper-division courses. Each course is one unit.

Grading is on a Credit/No Credit basis. No letter grades will be assigned. Students must attend all meetings and complete all assignments to receive credit.

You may register online, by phone, by mail, or in person at the College of Extended Studies Registration Office in the Gateway Center, facing Hardy Avenue. Be sure to register early; courses may be cancelled if there are not enough students enrolled.

Transferring Credit
Students from other universities should first check with their school to make sure these units will transfer. Approval is up to the receiving institution.

For more information, please contact or call (619) 594-3946.

Core Courses

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2018 Fall
POL S0496.04 What is International Development?

Various theories and practices of international development are utilized everyday to address poverty, hunger, lack of water, and other challenges experienced by billions of people. This course provides an overview of theories, practices, critiques, and case studies/projects that the instructor has worked on in his fifteen-year career in international environment development.

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November 2 - November 10
James Murren
P A 0496.07 Migration and Violence

Migration is a worldwide phenomenon that has socio-economic causes and consequences. One important consequence of migration is violence. According to existing literature, migrants suffer high levels of violence and victimization of their human rights at all stages of their journey. And they may become victims of different types of violence, for example, human rights violations, sexual violence, or organized crime. This class will explore these issues based on four case-studies: The North Triangle (Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras), and Mexico..

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P A 0496.08 The Cultural Life of Crime: Popular Culture and Criminal Justice

The intersection of crime, criminal justice, and popular culture through analyses of contemporary films and television programs. Investigates ways in which pop culture discourse instantiate ideologies of crime and justice—and vice versa. The goal of this course is to explore these processes and provide students with an introduction to the emerging field of ‘cultural criminology.’

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Paul Kaplan
CJ 0596.01 Impeachment, Removal, and Special Counsel

Focus will be on the two constitutional grounds: impeachment and removal (25th Amendment), and the possible charges of the independent counsel, the powers of the president, a history of the creation of that office and the comparison of divine right and rule of law leadership, presidential impeachments, including Nixon's de facto impeachment, practically limitless grounds for impeachment, presidential immunity from indictment, and grounds for impeachment, removal, or indictment covering: conflict of interests, foreign emoluments, climate change, racism, religious bias, improper influence, nepotism, and a host of crimes, including conspiracy, false statements, and obstruction of justice.

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